Fonds Fonds 19 - John Henry Richardson fonds

John Richardson Discharge Certificate 19.1.1 PPCLI soldiers at rest.  With AR Mitchell19.1.3 Wings Parade With AR Mitchell, RG Buxton, John Richardson19.1.3 Pte Richardson 1946 19.1.3 PPCLI Stick 19.1.3 John Henry Richardson notification of wounding telegram 19.1.12 1 John Henry Richardson with mother after being awarded DCM 1952 19.1.10 1

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John Henry Richardson fonds

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PPCLI Fonds 19

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  • 1939 - 2009 (Creation)
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    Richardson, John Henry

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26 cm of textual records and other material.

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(1927-2008)

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John Henry Richardson, DCM, CD, was born in Victoria, BC on April 30, 1927 and died in Calgary, Alberta on December 26, 2008. His service number was SK12487. Chief Warrant Officer Richardson served in the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Canada, Korea, continental Europe and Cyprus from May 16, 1945 to January 20, 1973, retiring as a Regimental Sergeant Major. John served in the RCMP for eight years as a Special Constable. He subsequently worked with the Alberta Forestry Service. John was a member of the PPCLI Association, Korea Veterans Association, RCMP Veterans Association, and the Royal Canadian Legion. He served as a paratrooper and jump instructor, was wounded in Korea in October 1952 and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. He also served as Regimental Sergeant Major of the Canadian contingent in Cyprus in 1971 and was active in the PPCLI Association until his passing. He returned to Korea in 1983 and again in 1997, and supported efforts to have the government honour Korean veterans through memorials. John was survived by his sister Dr. Mary H. Richardson of Thunder Bay, ON.

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The fonds was donated to the PPCLI Regimental Museum in 2010 by John R. Burns, the executor of Richardson's estate, and was transferred to the Archives in 2014.

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The John Henry Richardson fonds covers two distinct periods, his military service and his activities with veterans’ tributes and Korea pilgrimages after his service. He kept extensive news clippings for the time of his service in Korea and through the 1950s, as well as numerous well-labeled photographs from this period. He also kept key service files that provide an outline of his career progression including courses taken and qualifications earned, as well as dates of service. CWO Richardson collected a number of records from Korean pilgrimages in the 1980s and 1990s and veterans’ reunions. He also kept articles and scrapbooks/copied stories concerning his military peers. The fonds also includes a scrapbook/diary possibly kept by a family member documenting the early years of the Second World War.

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All items belong to PPCLI Museum and Archives. Access, reproduction and publication must be requested through the General Manager PPCLI Museum.

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